Rosemarie (Pancrazzi) Walsh age 90 died peacefully in hospice on October 13, 2021 with her family by her side. Rose was born in McQueen – Butte, Montana on March 4, 1931 to Italo and Nettie (Girolami) Pancrazzi. Rose lived in Montana most of her life and growing up in Butte, in those days, was very exciting and the stories she told. A 1949 Butte High graduate, one of her biggest thrills was traveling to and playing in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Years Day, in Pasadena, CA. with the Butte High marching band.
After high school graduation Rose moved to Missoula, enrolled in the nurses training program at St. Patrick’s Hospital and earned her RN certification. At this same time Rose met, fell in love with and married Richard Walsh, on July 12, 1952. A marriage that would last over 61 years until Dick’s passing in 2014. Much happened throughout those years. In 1963 the now family of six packed up and moved to Glendive, MT. In Glendive, Rose continued her nursing duties while caring for her children; Annette, Mark, Don and Rick but in only a few years, being there for her children was most important so Rose retired from nursing. As the kids completed their schooling in Glendive, Rose and Dick were winding down to retirement, after living in Glendive for over 30 years. Once retired and over the next 25 years they resided in Polson, Missoula, Billings and finally to Tulsa, Oklahoma to be closer to family. Truly enjoying everywhere they lived.
Rose enjoyed cooking an “authentic” Italian meal, gardening, bridge club, tripoley and all board games and there wasn’t a crossword puzzle she couldn’t complete.
Rose is survived by her children; Annette (Bob) Baker of Bixby, OK, Mark (Sheryl) Walsh of Rock Springs, WY, Don (Kathy) Walsh of Bozeman, MT and Rick (Sharon) Walsh of Bixby, OK. Her grandchildren; Bryan Baker, Blair Baker, Amber Smith, Nathan Walsh, Craig Walsh and Christopher Walsh. Her great grandchildren; Marissa, Mark, Grayden, Jamison, Brenna, Aria, Jadas, Sebastian, Norah, Sailor, Reid and Rylee. And one great, great grandchild; Elijah Brown.
Rose was predeceased by her parents, brother Gilbert, sister Delores, husband Dick, mother-in-law Ann, father-in-law William and grandson Bobby.
The family greatly appreciates and would like to thank the kind and wonderful people at Clarehouse and Season’s Hospice who cared for Rose.
Private services will be held at the Dawson County Cemetery at a later date in early 2022. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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